Patents Examined by Laura Bouchelle
  • Patent number: 10773032
    Abstract: A smart monitoring device for automatically monitoring the injection of medicines such as insulin which can be retrofitted to a conventional insulin pen in which the device has an optical motion sensor for detecting actuation of the injection pen together with an optional accelerometer sensor, medicament temperature and mounting sensors, the monitoring device being communicable with external smart devices such as smartphones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: William Robert Cirillo, John Pascal Hughes
  • Patent number: 10773015
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus comprising a pump configured to deliver a fluid, a wireless communication port and a controller. The controller is configured to communicate with a separate device via the communication port to receive information relating to a calendar event stored on an interactive calendar of the separate device. The controller can alter operation of the apparatus based on the calendar event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Blomquist, Timothy Bresina, William Van Dyke, Gail Beth Bynum, Michael Welsch
  • Patent number: 10773021
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shell assembly for a medicament delivery device, which shell assembly comprises at least one first shell section provided with an entry passage and designed such that at least a major part of a medicament delivery device entered through said entry passage is accommodated inside said at least one first shell section, a closure element operably arranged to said at least one first shell section for closing said entry passage, and fixation elements arranged for fixating said medicament delivery device in relation to said at least one first shell section and said closure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Wen-An Chang, Hsueh-Yi Chen, Chia-Hsin Su
  • Patent number: 10765812
    Abstract: Disclosed are plunger assemblies including various convertible plungers and methods of making the same. Each plunger assembly is configured for disposition within a barrel of a medical container, e.g., a syringe, and displaced within the barrel from an engagement position to a release position. The engagement position is configured to provide a compression seal between a storage sealing section of the plunger and an inner wall of the syringe barrel. In the release position, the compression seal is reduced or eliminated. Also disclosed are methods for making convertible plungers and as assembling them into syringes, e.g., pre-filled syringes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Russell Lilly, Kenneth Wade Kelly, Joseph W. Rogers, Jean-Pierre Giraud, Bruce Rabinne, Benjamin Hunt, Zachary Dean Freeman
  • Patent number: 10765814
    Abstract: The safety syringe assembly is for inserting a needle into a patient and comprises a needle hub assembly and a safety cover. The needle hub assembly includes a needle, needle hub, and hub flex unit. The needle is mounted on the front side of the needle hub while the rear side is for receiving a syringe. The safety cover houses the needle hub assembly in a first position during shipping, a second position during insertion of the needle into the patient, and in a third position after the needle has been inserted into the patient while awaiting disposal. A portion of the safety cover includes magnification enabling a user to view a dosage calibration scale, needle bevel and air bubbles. The hub flex unit assumes a first enlarged position during shipping, is compressed during insertion into the patient, and slides into a third position after usage while awaiting disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Ty L. Prince
  • Patent number: 10758264
    Abstract: The use of stepped cannulas, wherein a step structure creates a backstop to reduce backflow along the cannula body, is known for convection enhanced delivery of agents to the brain and other structures within an animal. Described herein are novel and improved stepped cannula designs wherein the length of the cannula segment between the step and the dispensing outlet is variable and can be controllably adjusted inside the patient during delivery. This advantageously allows the operator to place the cannula step at the optimal position and deliver agents at one or more positions within the target structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: Krystof Bankiewicz
  • Patent number: 10758650
    Abstract: In various aspects, the wound therapy apparatus disclosed herein includes a wound interface that defines an enclosed space over a wound bed that is fluid tight when secured to a skin surface around the wound bed. The wound therapy apparatus includes a control group that cooperates with the wound interface to regulate input of input fluid comprising a gas having an O2 concentration greater than atmospheric air into the enclosed space and to regulate the withdrawal of output fluid from the enclosed space in order to vary an actual pressure pa within the enclosed space generally between a minimum pressure pmin and a maximum pressure pmax. Related methods of use of the wound therapy apparatus are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Edward D Lin
  • Patent number: 10751453
    Abstract: A wearable machine system includes a garment and a passive actuator mounted to the garment. The passive actuator is actuatable in response to involuntary movements of a wearer of the garment. A machine is coupled with the passive actuator such that actuation of the passive actuator responsive to the involuntary movements mechanically drives the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Arbor Grace, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Powell
  • Patent number: 10751481
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device configured to provide a variable single dose of medicament is disclosed. The medicament delivery device includes a main body and a syringe arranged in the main body, where the syringe comprises a medicament. The medicament delivery device further includes a delivery member shield unit slidably arranged in the main body and a removable cap releasably coupled to the delivery member shield unit. The medicament delivery device also includes a dose knob configured to rotate with respect to the main body for setting a dose of the medicament. Prior to a dose of the medicament being set, the delivery member shield unit and the removable cap are axially locked with respect to the main body. Further, after a dose of the medicament is set, the delivery member shield unit and the removable cap are axially moveable with respect to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Mattias Daniel
  • Patent number: 10744302
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable an introducer for a catheter to be rotated around an axis and/or traversed backward and/or forward along the axis. In various embodiments, positioning of an introducer may be enabled by an introducer support configured to be rotated around an axis and/or extended or retracted along the axis. The introducer may be manually operated and/or operated by motors in a nose cone of a catheter positioning system. In various embodiments, a portion of the introducer support may be configured to flex. In other embodiment, positioning of an introducer may be enabled by an adjustable nose cone of a catheter positioning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Catheter Precision, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Pacheco, Steve Foley, David Jenkins, Brandon D. Guarino
  • Patent number: 10737015
    Abstract: Some embodiments an infusion pump system can be used to determine a user's total insulin load (TIL) that provides an accurate indication of the insulin previously delivered to the user's body which has not yet acted. In particular embodiments, the TIL can account for both the bolus deliveries and the basal deliveries that have occurred over a period of time. Such information may be useful, for example, when the infusion pump is operated in conjunction with a continuous glucose monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark C. Estes
  • Patent number: 10737085
    Abstract: In various examples, a hub for a medical device includes a hub housing including a passage from a proximal end of the hub housing to a distal end of the hub housing. A valve is disposed within the hub. The valve is configured to allow passage of an insertable device through the valve while inhibiting leakage of fluid from the valve. A cap is engaged to the hub housing. The cap includes an opening therethrough sized and shaped to allow passage of the insertable device through the opening. The opening allows access to the passage of the hub housing. An angled sidewall is disposed within the hub. The angled sidewall is configured to retain and deform the valve into a curved shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd.
    Inventors: Hans P. Rieckmann, Hans Pflaumer, Grant A. Scheibe, Biswa P. Das, Joseph E. Lesser, Thomas E. Bailey
  • Patent number: 10729848
    Abstract: A syringe pump configured to mechanically align a force sensor with an axis of a plunger of a syringe for a purpose of minimizing force measurement inaccuracies. The syringe pump includes a syringe pump housing that is configured to receive at least a portion of said syringe, wherein the syringe is selected from a plurality of syringes of different dimensions. A plunger retainer mechanism is pivotably coupled to the syringe pump housing and is configured to retain said plunger of said syringe. The plunger retainer mechanism pivots relative to the syringe pump housing based on a sensed dimension of the plunger to align a force sensor coupled to the plunger retainer mechanism with the axis of the plunger; and a syringe drive mechanism is operably coupled to the syringe pump housing and configured to shift the plunger relative to the portion of the syringe received by the syringe pump housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Sanborn, John P. Rukavina, Grant A. Adams
  • Patent number: 10722647
    Abstract: A patch-sized fluid delivery device may include a reusable portion and a disposable portion. The disposable portion may include components that come into contact with the fluid, while the reusable portion may include only components that do not come into contact with the fluid. Redundant systems, such as redundant controllers, power sources, motor actuators, and alarms, may be provided. Alternatively or additionally, certain components can be multi-functional, such a microphones and loudspeakers that may be used for both acoustic volume sensing and for other functions and a coil that may be used as both an inductive coupler for a battery recharger and an antenna for a wireless transceiver. Various types of network interfaces may be provided in order to allow for remote control and monitoring of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventor: Larry B. Gray
  • Patent number: 10722659
    Abstract: An apparatus for unsheathing and resheathing a needle device. The apparatus has a housing, a cam member that is movable in an axial direction relative to the housing, a ratchet member that is rotatable relative to the housing and movable in the axial direction between a first position and a second position upon movement of the cam member, and a clamp having at least two jaw members, configured to receive at least a portion of a needle sheath. In the first position of the ratchet member, the jaw members are in an open configuration for receipt or release of the needle sheath, and in the second position of the ratchet member, the ratchet member and/or the cam member holds the jaw members in a gripping position for gripping the needle sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy Stephen Cox, Melissa Ann Brown
  • Patent number: 10716894
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medicinal fluid flow rate control apparatus and a medicinal fluid injector including the medicinal fluid flow control apparatus. The medicinal fluid flow rate control apparatus includes: an operation knob being able to be turned; a plurality of medicinal fluid delivery lines each having an elastically deformable tube and arranged such that the tubes are arranged at different heights at a side from the operation knob; a tube support member supporting the tubes; a medicinal fluid converger converging medicinal fluids from the medicinal fluid delivery lines into one stream; and a pipe switch selectively pressing or releasing the tubes to open or block all of the medicinal fluid delivery lines or block some of the medicinal fluid delivery lines, depending on a rotational angle of the operation knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Woo Suk Lee
  • Patent number: 10709849
    Abstract: There is provided a guide 200 for contacting an injection device 110 with a user; the guide 200 having a first end 210 adapted to engage a housing 112 of the injection device 110 and a second end 220 adapted to engage the surface of a user's skin, wherein the guide 200 permits movement of the housing 112 towards the user's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Ahmad Bitar, Douglas Ivan Jennings
  • Patent number: 10702657
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an information provider assembly to be used with a medicament delivery device for providing status information of the medicament delivery device, which medicament delivery device is provided with a medicament dose setting mechanism, the information provider assembly comprising a housing designed to be releasibly connectable to said medicament delivery device, the information provider assembly further comprising a measuring unit capable of measuring the position of a measuring surface on said medicament delivery device, which measuring surface is moved as the medicament dose setting mechanism is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Daniel Säll, Rasmus Renstad, Nikolaj Hautaviita
  • Patent number: 10702653
    Abstract: A syringe holder includes: a barrel body that holds a syringe; a holder opening; deformation promoting portions; and radial movement-restricting portions. The radial movement-restricting portions are provided close to the deformation promoting portions. Being brought into contact with first portions, the radial movement-restricting portions restrict the syringe from moving in a radial direction with respect to the barrel body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Junichi Ogawa, Yoichiro Iwase, Kazunori Koiwai
  • Patent number: 10702306
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for controlling the performance of a pneumatically sealed trocar, wherein the system includes a controller for delivering variable DC voltage to a DC motor, a DC motor operatively connected to the controller for driving a pump operatively connected to a pneumatically sealed trocar, a pump driven by the DC motor for circulating pressurized gas through the pneumatically sealed trocar, and a sensor for sensing pressure and flow parameters between the pump and the pneumatically sealed trocar to provide a feedback control signal to the controller so that the controller can vary the voltage delivered to the DC motor to affect the output pressure and flow of the pump during a laparoscopic surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane